As the tennis world reels from match-fixing claims, fresh scandals have embroiled cricket, sparking skepticism of efforts to tackle corruption that has plagued the "gentleman's game" in recent years.
Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams stormed into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday as tennis authorities came under fire over their efforts to fight match-fixing.
Andy Murray began his bid for a drought-breaking title at the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 win over Alexander Zverev, checked to see there were no urgent calls from home, and walked into the controversy over match-fixing allegations that have overshadowed the opening two days of the tournament.
Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep were sent crashing out of the Australian Open first round on Tuesday as a dramatic day of upsets shifted the landscape of the year's first Grand Slam.
Roger Federer has heard enough speculation about match-fixing in tennis. If players are suspected of corruption, he wants names.
Novak Djokovic opened his Australian Open title defense with a straight-sets win, then had to go to the defense of his sport as reports of match-fixing overshadowed the first day of the season-opening Grand Slam.
Injury? What injury? The draw? Don't mention the draw. Six-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams worked her way through the pre-Grand Slam rituals on Saturday, practicing on the center court at Melbourne Park, and fielding questions about the inflammation in her left knee that restricted her preparations, and about a tough road to another title.
Roger Federer says the so-called Big Four in men's tennis -- he, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal -- still exists, with one possible notation and an addition.
Jack Sock ended David Ferrer's hopes of a fifth singles title in Auckland when he beat the top-seeded Spaniard 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in Friday's semifinals of the ASB Classic.
World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named the top seeds on Thursday for next week's Australian Open with organizers aligning with the current rankings.